Among the guests were familiar faces in society including Rebecca Eu, Sabrina Ho, Kim Lim, Soraya Wilson, and Iroshini and Kevin Chua. The bride’s cousin, Eddie Ng, and his wife Nina were also present. Having her closest family and friends in Bali touched her, as did the moving speech and saxophone performance by her normally reserved father.
Video footages, an Indonesian fire dance and live music by La Puja kept the mood upbeat. There were unexpected touches too, like the neon sign in the resort’s wine room Harumi only saw at the after-party. “A dragon ice carving kept alcohol chilled, probably explaining why many guests were inebriated by the end of the night!” Harumi laughs.
The couple’s impressive dance was the result of private lessons by a professional instructor who choreographed their moves. Harumi swirled and twirled in a deep blue gown from Spanish designer Isabel Sanchis. “It was a real success when we managed to complete the dance on time, with fireworks lighting up the night sky at the precise moment when we kissed,” she says.
As parting gifts, the couple presented guests with fragrances from Jo Malone and Hermès, personalised cashmere scarves, snazzy bow ties and personalised candles. Luxurious gifts of bird’s nest came from a private farm owned by Herry’s family, and together with all the other ingredients of this wedding, it created a celebration that was the pinnacle of finesse and style.